File: web2c.info, Node: pooltype invocation, Prev: weave invocation, Up: WEB 8.3 Pooltype: Display WEB pool files ==================================== Pooltype shows the so-called "string number" of each string in a WEB pool file (*note WEB::), as output by Tangle (*note tangle invocation::), including the first 256 strings corresponding to the possible input characters. Pooltype primarily serves as an example of WEB conventions to implementors of the TeX system. Synopsis: pooltype [OPTION]... POOLFILE[.pool] No path searching is done for POOLFILE. Output is to standard output. The only options are `--help' and `--version' (*note Common options::). As an example of the output, here is the (edited) output for `tex.pool': 0: "^^@" 1: "^^A" ... 255: "^^ff" 256: "pool size" ... 1314: "Using character substitution: " (23617 characters in all.) In Metafont and MetaPost, the first 256 characters are actually represented as single bytes (i.e., themselves), not in the `^^' notation. Consider Pooltype as showing the results after conversion for output.